Sites that provide articles, discussion, dojo listings, seminars and camps.
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.
Dojo search, seminar listings, much more!
Aiki.com is the residual business of Aikido Today Magazine, Aikido's premier magazine for 19 years. Aikido Today Magazine was an international non-partisan magazine dedicated to opening the Aikido world. It began in 1987 and finished its run with the 100th issue covering July/ Aug 2005.
Dojo search, seminar listings, store.
Looking for an Aikido Book? Try our Aikido by Author book list. We'll be working on updating this list before too long, but many of these are classics and of value to the interested Aikidoka. (Be sure to check the current prices as the prices we list here are out of date.)
This is an interesting collection of information on Aikido by Kjartan Clausen. While it appears not to have been updated since 2004, it is still quite useful.
Aikido World Web Journal
All sorts of good information and conversation about Aikido.
Blog, forum, store, dojo search, event listing.
News, articles, book reviews.
Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
Aikido Schools of Ueshiba and affilitated dojos
Aikido Bushin (Spokane, WA)
A fourth degree black belt, Gene Nelson Sensei has been studying Aikido for over 30 years, and instructs the majority of the classes.
Aikido Club du Bacou
Aikido Eastside - Bellevue, Washington
Aikido Club du Bacou is an ASU-affiliated school in Nice, France. The chief instructor is Stéphane Le Derf, San Dan Aikikai, started martial art at the age of 10 by practicing karate. In 1985, he started to study aikido in the Nice area with several teachers. After few months of practice, he attended Saotome Sensei’s Summer seminar in Vence.
In 1993, after a trip to the Hombu dojo in Tokyo in 1990, he decided to leave France for Washington D.C. to attend Saotome Sensei Shihan’s classes at the Aikido Shobukan Dojo. He stayed 4 years and met Ikeda Sensei Shihan during the Winter and Summer camps organised by ASU. He passed his shodan, nidan, and back in 2001 his sandan.
Late 1997, back in France, he studied under several teachers in Nice and Marseille, and return to attend class of Alain Guerrier, nanadan.
His martial art background includes Tai Chi, Karate and Iaido.
In 2007, he passed his Aïkido Professional Diploma (BEES1).
He continues to attend several japanese master’s seminar in France and particulary Le Vigan International Aikido Seminar, held by Saotome Shihan during 18 years and now conducted by Ikeda Shihan. He has been the translator for this event since 1996.
Currently, he is leading several seminars throughout France and in Munich, Germany.
Stéphane Le Derf is now part of the board of the Côte d'Azur Ligue, local representative of the french federation FFAAA, and the Vice President of Aikido Harmonie, the organization that sponsors the International Aikido Seminar in Le Vigan, France.
Aikido Heiwa - Lynnwood, Washington
Aikido Eastside offers daily classes for adults and children in the non-violent, non-competitive Japanese martial art of Aikido providing Mind, Body, Spirit integration as well as effective self defense. Aikido focuses on center to center connection and strives to allow one to defend without the necessity of seriously harming the attacker. The art developed in the mid 20th century as a gift to all mankind by Master Morihei Ueshiba, whom practitioners call "O Sensei" or revered teacher.
George Ledyard, 6th dan, Chief Instructor.
AIKIDO is often called "The art of doing nothing" because of nearly effortless techniques that triumph over hard attacks. Through control of a partner's balance any attack can be rendered ineffective, without having to apply much force.
At Aikido Heiwa - Martial Arts for Peace we teach the natural flowing, graceful movements of Aikido, as well as the art's explosive, self-defense oriented techniques.
To enable the martial arts student to better understand a wide range of different attacks, we practice the strikes and throws from KarateDo and Judo, and the close combat skills of AikiJutsu and Chinese Wushu.
Aikido Northshore - Kirkland, Washington
Aikido of Flagstaff
Aikido is a non-violent, and non-competitive Japanese martial art which emphasizes blending, neutralizing, and controlling the force of an attack.
Students are taught to relax, focus energy, concentrate and move in harmony with a partner. Negative power from an attack is not met with conflict, but joined, interpreted, and redirected through the power of spiral movement. Because Aikido does not depend on physical strength, it is especially attractive to men and women of all ages.
Aikido improves physical conditioning, concentration, and mental clarity. It is a practical self-defense and helps develop balance and coordination.
Through Aikido training, the student finds the strength and confidence to control the conflicts that are faced everyday. As they refine their reaction to stress and pressure in the physical training, they can begin to refine their reaction to the stresses of life in their relationships with others.
Lee Crawford, Sensei
Aikido of Livermore
The intent of Aikido of Flagstaff and its teaching staff
is to transmit the principles of traditional Budo (martial way),creating a healthy training environment as we strengthen our bodies, forge our character and develop a positive training community.
Aikido of Tamalpais
At Aikido of Livermore - Shinrei Dojo, we train in both Aikido and Shinkendo. The chief instructor is Jim Alvarez Sensei . Alvarez Sensei holds an Aikido rank of Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) certified by the Aikikai Hombu Dojo Aikido World Headquarters in Japan, and the Shinkendo Rank of Chuden Renshi certified by the International Shinkendo Federation.
Shinrei Dojo is a member of Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU), an international association of more than 70 affiliated dojos. Mitsugi Saotome Shihan serves as the supervisory instructor for these ASU dojos. Saotome Shihan began as a special apprentice with the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (O Sensei), in 1955, and continued for 15 years until the founder's death in April of 1969. In 1975, Saotome Shihan decided to leave his highly respected position as a senior instructor at Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo to come to the United States. ASU is affiliated with Aikido World Headquarters - Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan.
Our dojo is also affiliated with the International Shinkendo Federation founded by Toshishiro Obata Soke, who acts as head instructor for over 46 Shinkendo dojos around the world.
After many years of study and mastery of many different schools in his native Japan, Obata Sensei came to America to distill all of the different aspects of Japanese Swordsmanship into one complete and comprehensive art. Obata Kaiso has dedicated over thirty years to teaching and researching the almost lost art of true Japanese Swordsmanship as it was practiced by the Samurai of Japan's feudal era.
While Shinkendo requires rigorous physical training, depth of coordination, and intense focus, one of the most important aspects of Shinkendo is the emphasis on spiritual forging, which inspires "Bushi Damashii" (the samurai/ warrior spirit), a quality that we feel is as relevant now as it was hundreds of years ago. Proper practice of Shinkendo should provide one with not only a strong body and mind, but also a calm, clear and focused spirit.
Aikido of Tamalpais has been a center for the study of the Japanese martial art of Aikido since its establishment in 1976 in Mill Valley, California. We are affiliated with the Aikido world headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, through the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. Now located in Corte Madera, California.
Aikido of Tucson
Aikido Rio Grande Valley Texas
Aikido of Tucson has provided the Tucson area with quality Aikido training since 1974. The current teaching staff consists of three black belts who are all registered with the Aikikai Foundation, Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan. Both open hand and weapons techniques are taught in basic Aikikai style. Students are challenged in a safe non-threatening environment suitable for the personal and physical development of both men and women. Our location provides a large, comfortable practice area. Aikido of Tucson is a non-profit dojo. Please feel free to stop by the dojo to observe or ask questions of our students and instructors. All visitors are welcome to train with us. Map.
Aikido School RGV Texas is affiliated with Mitsugi Saotome Sensei Organization ASU. We follow the tradition way of Japanese Aikido and We follow the standar rules of each Aikido Japanese dojo . We practice with the only purpose to learn the principles of the Aikido and not for fighting purpose. Any person are welcome to train always with maximun respect to the others student.
Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
This site provides information regarding the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, a federation of more than ninety dojos. Two thousand students train through these ASU schools. Mitsugi Saotome Shihan is the master instructor for ASU. The ASU is affiliated with World Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Aikido Seishinkan Dojo
Aikido Seishinkan Dojo is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. The Chief Instructor is David Goldberg.
Arizona Aikido Katsujinken Dojo
Arizona Aikido Katsujinken Dojo offers Aikido practice for people of all ages in a welcoming, traditional setting. The dojo is an ASU dojo affiliated with Arizona Aikido in Phoenix. Map.
The website for Shihan Hiroshi Ikeda's school includes class schedules, seminar information, clips from some of the Bujin Design aikido videos, and a brief explanation of aikido.
The first dojo in the Midwest dedicated to Aikido, Chicago Aikikai offers a warm community and a tranquil environment for the study of the traditional Japanese "martial art of peace."
Chicago Aikikai is open at new location. Please come see us at 1444 W. Chicago Ave., second floor. We are very excited to have acquired this space, which is centrally located in a vibrant neighborhood on the Near West Side. We expect to remain there for the next several years.
Desert Wind Martial Arts/Shidokan Dojo - Las Vegas
Edgar Johansson sensei is the founder and president of Denver Aikikai, located at 1592 South Broadway Street, Denver CO 80210 (corner of Broadway and Iowa next to Herman's Hideaway). (720)570-3599. email@example.com
Denver Aikikai is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.
Shidokan translated as "The Place for the Study of Leadership to Protect Society", is a traditional Japanese martial arts dojo. Founded in the spirit of the Samurai, Shidokan is organized and operated in the spirit of true Budo with training emphasis on both mental and physical, as well as spiritual martial development.
Glendale Aikikai is a community-based dojo, through the auspices of Glendale Parks and Recreation, dedicated to the training and education of Aikido.
AIKIDO is a Japanese martial art that teaches practical techniques and personal development by focusing mind, body and spirit attained through honest training. In Aikido, the goal is self-development. There are no competitions and strong emphasis is placed upon practicing in a spirit of cooperation.
Founded in 1984 by Mark Adachi, 5th dan, Chief Instructor, Glendale Aikikai provides a safe and friendly training environment filled with positive energy and support for individual growth. This is a great place to start your journey on the path of classical warriorship.
We welcome you to stop by and observe our class.
Glendale Aikikai is a member of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) headed by Mitsugi Saotome Shiha, a direct student of the founder of Aikido. The ASU is affliliated with the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo Japan.
Red Rock Aikido
Red Rock Aikido (No Web Site; please call or e-mail for information.)
Eric Henkels Sensei
c/o Sedona Moving & Storage
2060 Contractors Road
Sedona, AZ 86336
Redlands Aikikai (formerly San Bernardino Aikikai) was established in 1994 as a member dojo of Aikido Schools of Ueshiba which is in turn affiliated with the World Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Redlands Aikikai is the largest school offering adults and children the martial art of Aikido in the Inland Empire (comprising San Bernardino and Riverside counties).
South Austin Aikido
Shouri Dojo trains at Arizona Budokan, 32nd St. and Cactus Rd., Phoenix, Arizona. Information about classes is available from Al Krever Sensei, Chief Instructor, (818)982-0777 or via email at Al Krever Sensei
Vegas Valley Aikido
South Austin Aikido is a community of people working together to create a dynamic and evolving understanding of the art, of each other, and of how we relate to the world. Aikido is more than just a system of defense, and we do not train simply to defeat opponents. We train to understand ourselves, to improve our response to adversity, and to grow through our practice. Beginners and new faces are always welcome. The progress of each individual student is nurtured and celebrated by everyone at our dojo.
South Austin Aikido is a non-profit school devoted to the purpose of teaching Aikido to the Austin community, founded and run by a non-profit educational organization: South Austin Aikido Association, Inc. We are a group of individuals with many years of Aikido practice and teaching experience, who are dedicated to spreading the principles and art of Aikido. Membership is open to all: the Association and any of its associated entities, does not discriminate based upon age, sex, race, handicap, color, nationality, or creed.
Our dojo is an affiliate of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba under the leadership of Mitsugi Saotome Sensei. Mitsugi Saotome Shihan is the master instructor for ASU. The ASU is affiliated with World Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.
Vegas Valley Aikido was founded in 2007 by Mindy Imbuido Sensei, 2nd dan. We are affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.
West Seattle Aikikai
West Seattle Aikikai is associated with Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan, through Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU), under Mitsugi Saotome Shihan.
Dogi, hakkama, weapons and other Aikido-related products
An increasing number of Japanese practitioners of aikido, after years of dissatisfaction with the look and feel of the hakama from some of the better-known manufacturers, have come to appreciate the very real difference it makes to wear a traditional, tailor-made hakama.
Bu Jin® Design
Bu Jin Hakama and Dogi are back! Classical dogi jackets and pants are available again, as well as the Bu Jin Design Hakama in several qualities. (Aikido 24)
Budo Nevada Tailoring
Budo Nevada Tailoring specializes in all of your Japanese Martial Art clothing needs. We custom tailor a wide variety of uniforms based upon your body measurements and specific requests. We also design and create accessories to protect your gear and belongings.
We are the leading Martial Arts Equipment supplier in the World with branch offices in the USA, Japan, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Germany, Hungary, Portugal and China. We supply Top Quality Martial Arts equipment to all levels: from beginners to high ranking masters. Many of our staff are highly skilled Martial Arts instructors, who has participated in various International tournaments, placing at high rankings in the world. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, and I am sure we will be able to help you.
Local Phoenix supplier of student-quality gis, colored belts and other martial arts equipment. Store location: 1411 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Phoenix Martial Arts Supplies
Nine Circles USA has closed. This link takes you to the
renowned European Budogu suppliers Nine Circles UK.
Established in 1994, Nine Circles has grown to be Europe's biggest suppliers of traditional Japanese Budo Equipment. From our inception we have always stressed the importance of supplying quality Japanese Budo products at competitive prices.
Since our foundation we have specialised in top quality Iaido swords and we continue to do so to this day, with our ranges of high class Iaito and Shinken. Our ranges of Kendo armour are extremely popular throughout Japan where our manufacturers primarily distribute, and their quality is very well received throughout our European customer base. To complement these exquisite ranges, we offer a comprehensive array of Iaido and Kendo clothing and accessories.
We also cater to Aikido, Jodo and many other Koryu arts, and regularly add to and update our ranges to offer our customers trustworthy favourites and innovative new products. Nine Circles are the sole European distributors for a number of the worlds leading Budogu manufacturers and we pride ourselves on supplying an unrivalled sales and advisory service.
We started serving the martial arts community in 2014 and we hope you find our products to be what you are looking for to practice your favorite martial arts style. As a company, we are focused on quality products rather than quantity. We want to give you personalized service and satisfaction. Our ideal is a simple way of purchasing and delivery without roaming a complicated site; we take the stress out of your purchasing experience.
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Made by Aikidoists, for Aikidoists
Our staff is exclusively composed of Aikido practicioners practicing in dojos accross Japan. This allows us to get daily feedback on the mat and therefore, to have a total confidence in the quality and relevance of our products, as well as in the very high level of our customers service. We consider all our clients as fellow practiconers.
Sharing the beauty of Japanese culture through Budo
Founded in 1989, in Kyoto – the center of traditional Japanese culture, Tozando is a budo (Japanese martial arts) equipment manufacturer. From the conception and development of products, to the final sale, Tozando covers all aspects of the production process and distribution. Tozando’s mission is to help all people gain access to budo equipment made in accordance with the highest manufacturing standards and Japanese traditions.
International Aikido Federation
International Aikido Federation and related sites.
Aikikai World Headquarters
The Aikikai Foundation (Aikido World Headquarters) is the parent organization for the development and popularization of Aikido throughout the world.
Other Aikido Organizations
Aikido Bridge is not really an "organization" in the sense of the other organizations listed here, but is a collection of Aikido-related groups who sponsor a Friendship Seminar that allows a broader exposure to Aikido than one might find at most other seminars. Visit the Web site for more information.
Aikido Doshinokai Association
Aikido Kenkyukai International
The Aikido Doshinokai Association and its members share the common goal of promoting the principles, practice, and philosophy of the martial art of Aikido, as developed by Morihei Ueshiba, the founder. Aikido Doshinokai was formed in 2000 by Haruo Matsuoka, 6th dan.
Matsuoka Sensei was a direct student of Seiseki Abe Sensei, (1915-2011), one of the closest and highest ranking disciples of the founder of Aikido, and the founder’s shodo (Japanese calligraphy) instructor. His aikido has appeared in numerous feature films and was an instrumental catalyst in bringing awareness of aikido to the United States after moving to America in the 1980s with Steven Seagal, his first aikido teacher.
AKI is an organization of affiliated dojo inspired by the teaching of Takeda Shihan. The USA dojo are under the direction of Lia Suzuki Sensei. Ranks are awarded by Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.
Aikido Without Borders
Aikido Without Borders (AWB) is a registered non-profit that combines the practice of aikido conflict resolution, community responsibility, and youth leadership.
Birankai International North America
The Western Region USAF is now Birankai International North America. T.K. Chiba, Shihan.
California Aikido Association
History of the CAA
International Aikido Association
The Aikido of Northern California Yudansha Kai was organized in 1974 by black belt holders dedicated to the task of exploring the path shown by Master Ueshiba, and to teaching Aikido philosophy and techniques to all those who wished to follow. In 1980, the name of the Yudansha Kai was changed to Aikido Association of Northern California (AANC) to take into consideration the many people represented by the association who are not black belt holders. By 2001 the AANC had evolved into 3 divisions and had grown to over 100 member dojos. The California Aikido Association (CAA) was formed in 2002, from a majority of the AANC membership, based upon the principle of training together in friendship with a minimum of formal organizational structure. The CAA is affiliated with Hombu Dojo, Aikido Headquarters, in Tokyo, Japan.
The CAA Today
The CAA has grown into a worldwide community and is fortunate to have within its membership many teachers with varied backgrounds and complementary skills. Thus the CAA embraces many stylistic and technical traditions but is guided by the physical and philosophical ideals established by the founder, Morihei Ueshiba. It is this very open-ness and diversity that uniquely defines the CAA not so much as an organization but as an 'Association' of teachers, dojos, and aikidoka whose primary common bond is the art we practice. This loose association also means that the CAA does not mandate, enforce, govern, oversee, direct, sanction, or otherwise control the specific operations and events within its member dojos. Each dojo and each member is solely responsible for their own actions.
Founded by Bill Sosa Sensei in 1995, and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, the International Aikido Association consists of affiliated dojos in the states and Mexico. IAA provides a non-competitive, family-type atmosphere at its dojos, observing traditional values of courtesy and respect.
Ki Society (Ki-Aikido USA)
The Jiyushinkai is an independent group with roots in the teaching methods of: Kano, Mifune, Ueshiba, Tomiki, Ohba, Nishioka, and Miyake senseis. The senior students of the Jiyushinkai are motivated to teach the less experienced how to "stand on their teachers' shoulders" as the saying goes. We all have much to learn from each other.
Aikido as practiced in the Jiyushinkai (freedom of heart / mind / spirit organization) stresses systematic explanation and understanding of principle along with the practice of ki hon dosa (basic principles) in sotai seiteigata renshu (prearranged standardized forms practiced by two people) and then the application of these basics in randori (free practice).
USA Headquarters for Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido.
Ki Society H.Q. (Ki No Kenkyukai)
English Web site for Ki Society Headquarters in Japan.
Kokikai International Aikido
Kokikai Aikido is a martial art, concerned with effective self-defense technique and realization of our full potential power in all the activities of daily life. Even as we develop powerful Kokikai technique we strive to increase the strength of both body and mind, discover Kokikai Ki Power through mind-body coordination, and stimulate good health. In this way we create a secure foundation for a strong and successful life. We discover our whole human ability, our full potential power, through self-mastery. (From the Kokikai site.)
Makoto Aikido Kyokai
It has always been our intention to train in Aikido in it's purest, intended fashion. Today there are many, many "ways" of Aikido, each practicing their own interpretation of what O'Sensei meant. At the Makoto Aikido Kyokai, we are dedicated to the principle that there is only one Aikido - only that which the founder taught. It is true that there is so much to this wonderful way that it is easy to place emphasis on a certain subset of techniques or methodologies, but when the life of O'Sensei is probed to the depths of his resolve, it becomes apparent that it is the foundational set of principles which makes Aikido not a martial art, but rather a way of life. Aikido can be applicable to all aspects of life, not just the dojo mat. We are dedicated to incorporating Aikido in its purest sense both on the mat and in our daily lives as well.
Midwest Aikido Federation
According to Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, is true victory ... "the victory one achieves over oneself"...
The objectives of Seidokan Aikido are to study the philosophy and the arts of Aikido and further develop them to best suit the modern way of life. Seidokan Aikido is the study of Aikido as a whole. Old traditions are analyzed and only the good traditions are kept and further developed so that they can be useful in our daily lives. Seidokan Aikido emphasizes the attitude of training. The students and the instructors grow together at Seidokan Aikido dojos. The students learn the fundamentals from the instructors and the instructors gain deeper understanding of Aikido while sharing their knowledge with the students. Through earnest, realistic and sincere training, the students of Seidokan Aikido will learn the true meaning of Aikido.
Takemusu Aikido Association
Tenshinkai Aikido Federation
The Takemusu Aikido Association is dedicated to the development and dissemination of Aikido based on the highest ideals of the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei. The Association does this by continuing and promoting the Founder's traditional teaching and training methods as passed on by his longest direct disciple, Morihiro Saito, Shihan.
The Takemusu Aikido Association is an association of dojos, clubs, and individuals who have a common interest in Aikido. It functions for the mutual benefit of its members, serves as a center of support to its members, and promotes Aikido nationally and internationally. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors of Senior Instructors. Board members take turns volunteering to fill the administrative roles of President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
The Association is recognized as a qualified Aikido organization by the Aikikai Foundation, the Hombu, in Tokyo, Japan. It seeks to work cooperatively with other Aikido organizations nationally and internationally. This recognition enables the Association to obtain from the Aikikai Foundation internationally registered and recognized ranks for qualified students of its members.
The Association follows the teaching and training philosophy of Morihiro Saito, Shihan. Saito Shihan's method of training and teaching has greatly influenced the senior members of the Association. We have all trained for various lengths of time with him and feel his training methods, style of Aikido, and long personal association with the Founder have significant value to our own progress in Aikido. We have found that this view has strengthened our relationships with each other and gives us a common purpose.
United States Aikido Federation
The International Tenshinkai Aikido Federation originated from Vietnam, and recognized by the Aikido World Headquarters in Japan. The name Tenshinkai was given by O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba in 1968. Ten means Heaven, Shin means Heart, and Kai means Organization. Putting them together gives Tenshinkai the meaning of the Organization of Heavenly Hearts.
Sensei Dang Thong Phong is the President of the Federation and the head instructor at the dojo. Sensei Phong has over 50 years of experience in martial arts. He holds a 6th degree black belt in Aikido, 5th degree black belt in Judo and 6th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Phong also holds an 8th degree black belt in Han Bai Duong Vietnamese Shaolin Kungfu and is the 3rd generation Grandmaster of this art.
The main aims of the USAF are to develop and guide the practice and instruction of Aikido as established by Hombu, to promote and develop good will, fellowship and lines of communication among its members, to standardize gradings, to register dan (senior level) grades with Hombu, and to establish and maintain close contact with the Shihan (master teachers) officially dispatched as representatives by Hombu.
To accomplish this, the USAF organizes, promotes and conducts Aikido demonstrations and seminars, encourages activities of member dojos, and researches, studies and publishes information and materials pertaining to Aikido.
Yoshimitsu Yamada, Shihan
Other Aikido Schools
These are various Aikido schools that are not affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, but whom we know through our history in the greater Aikido community.
Aikido & Healing Arts of Roseville
Aikido & Healing Arts of Roseville is a martial arts dojo and wellness center framed by the art and principles of Aikido which was founded in Japan by Morihei Ueshiba in the late 1920s through the 1940s. Aikido is often translated as “the way of harmonious spirit” where at its core the art teaches self-defense based on non-violence and the preservation of life. Aikido techniques typically comprise joint locks or throws requiring very little strength which lends its adoption to men, women, and children.
Aikido Arts of Shin-Budo Kai
Marc Abrams Sensei, Chief Instructor. Aikido Arts of Shin-Budo Kai, conveniently located in Bedford Hills, New York, is a martial arts school that is dedicated to teaching effective self-defense to children, teens, men and women from Westchester and Putnam County. Competition and exhibition based martial arts, such as Tae Kwon Do, "mixed martial arts", Judo and some forms of Karate teach applications that fit within a set of rules for a specific competitive environment. Those limitations can limit the effectiveness of one's ability to defend one's self in real-life encounters. Aikido is a martial art that is based upon a set of martial and movement principles that can enable a person to defend one's self in an effective and efficient manner.
Aikido Center of Los Angeles
Aikido Center of San Antonio
The Aikido Center of Los Angeles is dedicated to practicing Aikido and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido as traditional Japanese martial arts. The ACLA is located in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles next to Little Tokyo.
The Dojo was established in 1974 by Reverend Kensho Furuya, Aikido 6th Dan and Iaido 6th Dan Kyoshi. Furuya Sensei was a direct student of the late Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba and trained at the Aikido World Headquarters Hombu Dojo in 1969. We are directly affiliated with the Aikido World Headquarters, Hombu Dojo Aikikai.
The Dojo is also the Headquarters for the Los Angeles Sword and Swordsmanship Society which is dedicated to the study of Japanese swords and the discipline of Japanese swordsmanship, Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido and Toyama Ryu Iaido.
Aikido Center of San Antonio - Sho Shin Juku is a dojo (place of training) that trains you in Budo (martial arts) following the art developed by O Sensei called Aikido as further developed by Shoji Nishio Sensei which is called Nishio Budo. You learn Aikido, and Iaido as well as the use of and defense of weapons such as the bokken (wooden sword), jo (four foot wooden staff), and tanto (knife).
Aikido Institute of New Mexico
Aikido Institute of New Mexico is one of the most qualified Aikido schools in the United States. Its teaching staff is made up of certified and high-ranking instructors, led by Pablo Vazquez Shihan (6th degree master teacher) and Terri Teshiba Sensei (6th degree Shidoin).
Aikido Kenkyukai of Santa Barbara
Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara is a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit public benefit corporation. AKSB is dedicated to encouraging the practice of the Japanese non-violent martial art of aikido and promoting aikido as a positive and effective vehicle for self improvement and spiritual growth, and as a harmonious way to resolve everyday stress and conflict. In addition to offering traditional Aikido classes to the general public at our dojo, we also develop and run various community projects. The community project we're currently working on is our sponsorship program for low-income and at-risk children. Qualifying youth will be given the opportunity to train aikido regularly, under the supervision of Lia Suzuki Sensei and Aikido Kenkyukai Santa Barbara qualified instructors.
Aikido of Albuquerque
Aikido of Albuquerque is committed to maintaining the highest standards of Aikido instruction and training in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our school is dedicated to traditional Aikido, a Japanese Budo (martial way), as taught by the founder Morihei Ueshiba. We stress connection with our partner through the understanding of fundamental principles of body movement and the development of a deeper awareness of our surroundings and ourselves
Aikido of Park Slope, New York
Aikido-Ai of Southern California
Hal Lehrman, Jr. Director
555 Fifth Avenue (at 15th)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Affiliated with New York Aikikai.
Aikido-Ai of Southern California is under the direction of Sensei Frank McGouirk, 6th Dan and is affiliated with the California Aikido Association.
Instruction at Aikido-Ai is non-intimidating. Our highly respected and skilled teachers lead with a sense of humor and enjoyment of their art.
The Dojo, a refuge from a hectic world for students seeking a commitment to self, is also an oasis in a continuing search for a healthier existence.
Culver City Aikido
Formerly known as Aikido Doshinokai, Culver City Aikido is a modern martial arts academy focused on developing the mind and body under the guiding spirit of Aikido. Classes are offered seven days a week covering Basic Aikido, Advanced Aikido, Weapons Training, and open mat practice. HARUO MATSUOKA SENSEI, Chief Instructor, 6th-degree black-belt.
Emerald City Aikido
Joanne Veneziano, a fifth degree black belt, began training in 1976 at the New England Aikikai under the direction of Kanai Sensei, a direct student of the founder. In 1979 she moved to Seattle to continue her study with Mary Heiny Sensei at the Seattle School of Aikido. In 1986 she trained in Fukuoka, Japan under Suganuma Sensei. She opened Emerald City Aikido in 1991.
We study O’Sensei’s unique philosophy of non-violent self defense, which offers a journey of overall self improvement regardless of any technique (waza) or external conflict application. Our ranking, keiko, and tests are all based on the founding principles and techniques universally accepted in Aikido training.
Jiai is located in San Diego, California.
Mary Heiny Sensei
Makoto Dojo - School of Aikido, is the finest school in the area, dedicated to making your Martial Arts experience enjoyable and satisfying. Our instructors have studied and trained for years to qualify as part of the Makoto Dojo, School of Aikido Team, and their primary goal is to assist you in being the best you can be.
Our carefully structured programs go far beyond punching, blocking, and kicking. We will help you acquire effective self-defense skills and provide you with a comprehensive, personal development program. It is our goal to raise the quality of life for all our students in every way possible.
Although we honor Martial Arts traditions that go back centuries, we are dynamic and are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to enthuse and excite our students.
Larry Reynosa, Sensei
For more than thirty-nine years, Mary Heiny Sensei has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration as a student and teacher of Aikido. She started this journey in 1965 after watching Osensei teach a class at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. The effect of this first encounter has inspired her through long hours of training and study.
Orange County Aikido
Multnomah Aikikai provides a method of personal development for people of all ages through traditional, practical and sincere training in the martial art of Aikido. Through dynamic martial engagement the body is awakened, the mind is sharpened and the spirit is nourished. We teach respect, patience and perseverance in an open encouraging environment.
Located in Portland, Oregon. Aki Fleshler, 6th dan, shihan, is the chief instructor. Multnomah Aikikai is a member of Birinkai International, headed by T. K. Chiba Shihan.
Orange County Aikido, The Family Dojo, is a Martial Arts school founded in 1964 by Harry Ishisaka, making us one of the oldest Aikido Dojos in Southern California. Our Dojo combines the traditional feel of a Japanese Dojo with the welcoming “Aloha Spirit” of our founder. Adults, kids, and families will find this the perfect place to feel comfortable, and challenged as well, as you progress through the art.
Shin Budo Kai
Shizuo Imaizumi Sensei, Chief Instructor. Training at Shin Budo Kai is a blend of Aikido instruction, ki training, and the study of various weapons kata. Ours is a traditional dojo, yet we put a strong emphasis on welcoming the beginner and making sure that he/she learns in an ego-free, friendly environment.
Tenzan Aikido is directed by Bruce Bookman, Chief Instructor. Tenzan Aikido is among the major Aikido centers in the United States, was founded by Bookman Sensei in 1980 (formerly Seattle Aikikai) and provides top level, instruction.
Other Arizona Dojos
Other dojos located in Arizona not affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.
Aikido at the Center
Sensei Judith Robinson has twenty-five years of experience in the martial arts. She is a student of Hans Goto Sensei, who was an uchideshi at Iwama, Japan, training under Morihiro Saito Shihan, 9th Dan. She has also trained with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, Bill Witt Shihan, Frank Doran Sensei, John Stevens Sensei, and Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei. She holds a fifth degree black belt (godan) in Aikido, a first degree black belt in karate and has also studied wing chun and tai chi. She is a graduate of the Model Mugging Program with certification in both single attacker and weapons disarm. She has also been a professional body guard.
Aikido Kokikai Southwest
Aikido Classes in Tempe, Arizona, and at Arizona State University.
Aikido of Phoenix
Aikido of Phoenix is an independent dojo training in the Seidokan style. Teresa Mastison Sensei.
Aikido of Prescott
Aikido of Prescott is a school dedicated to the practice of the Japanese martial art of Aikido in Prescott, Arizona. We are located three blocks west of downtown in the 100 block of South Summit Avenue. We welcome visitors from other dojos. Aikido of Prescott is a member dojo of the United States Aikido Federation.
Aikido of Scottsdale
Aikido of Scottsdale offers traditional Aikido training for adults and children of all ages. The chief instructor is Glenn Brooks, Shidoin 5th degree black belt. Aikido of Scottsdale is a member of the United States Aikido Federation and is directly affiliated with the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Aikido of Scottsdale was under the direction and support of Akira Tohei Shihan, 8th degree black, until his passing in July 1999.
Aikido of the Canyon Lands
Aikido of the Canyon Lands is affiliated with USAF East.
Gail Skinner Sensei. Classes are held at the University of Arizona. firstname.lastname@example.org
Aikido School of Maricopa
Aikido with Jorge Enrique Barreiro
Aikido School of Maricopa is affiliated with USAF East.
Felipe Diaz Sensei
Casa Grande, AZ
At the early age of 10, Jorge began studying several different types of martial arts including Karate, Jiu Jitsu, and Wing Chung in his native Cuba. It wasn’t until the early 90’s, after meeting an Aikido instructor visiting Cuba, that Jorge was introduced to this art and since has devoted himself to the study of Aikido under the supervision of Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei. In the year 2000, Jorge relocated to the US and continued practicing Aikido in Phoenix, Arizona. That same year, he joined the New York Aikikai, where he has spent time training and as an intern or Ushi Deshi. Recognized worldwide as one of the epicenters of Aikido, the New York Aikikai is the headquarters of the United States Aikido Federation (USAF), under the direction of Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan, from whom Jorge earned his black belt in the year 2001. Jorge has over 20 years experience teaching Aikido to children and adults in Cuba and the US. He was also the founder and main instructor of Kakedashi Aikido Dojo in Phoenix, Arizona in 2002. Jorge’s Akikido studio aims to share with the community and younger generations the benefits of Aikido.
Aloha Ki-Aikido Center of Tucson
Arizona Aikido Ki Society
We have class Monday & Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:00 PM and Thursday morning from 7 to 8 AM. We share space with Rising Sun Karate located one block north of Shea Blvd on Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd behind the AM-PM gas station. 10855 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Suite 101. Kirk Fowler Sensei, 7th dan, Chief instructor of the Arizona Ki Society. Contact by e-mail
or call (480) 991-6467.
Body Wisdom Aikido
Body Wisdom Aikido is an Aikikai dojo affiliated with the CAA
Mark Stempel Sensei
Chandler Martial Arts
The Budo Shingikan Dojo has been established in the pursuit of achieving the true goals of O'Sensei. We strive for the authenticity and truth of Budo itself, which can only be done through intense training as well as proper mindset. In an effort to continue growing and learning we are relentless in our study of Aikido and its many principles. We pursue Aikido as a complete Budo and do not limit ourselves to any one specific subset of principles in our training. Studying the Art of Peace is a life long project and we aim to provide our students with the proper environment to pursue this very endeavor.
The Budo Shingikan was established by Darrell D'Antonoli for the study of Aikido and is located at 4840 E. Jasmine St., Ste 104, Mesa, Arizona 85205. Map.
Bushin Ryu classes at the Budo Shingikan inspire you to reach higher than you think possible. Our dynamic instructors guide you through the intricacy and beauty of Japanese martial tradition – and in the process you will find yourself drawn into the learning experience along with your fellow students.
Desert Willow Aikido
Desert Willow Aikido is a non-profit corporation established
to foster national and international sports by teaching & practicing aikido; hold international aikido seminars in Arizona; guide aikido students on international training trips; involve aikido students in volunteer community projects.
Five Rings Aikido
Five Rings Aikido was founded by Jim Clark Sensei in November of 2009. Our style is from our Seidokan history but we are an independent dojo. The philosophy of our dojo is to train in traditional Aikido while always having in mind real self defense. Above all, our Aikido must be effective and have martial integrity. At the same time, the goal of developing our martial skill is so that we have the ability to choose between peace and physical conflict. Without the martial skill, all one can do is hope for a peaceful outcome, or become a victim. As one builds skill in budo, one begins to see the ease with which harm can be done, and the wisdom in seeking the most peaceful outcome in all encounters.
Five Rings Aikido is located in Tempe, Arizona.
Martial Arts of Tucson
Highland Aikido is directed by Chief Instructor Charles Lewis Sensei, 6th dan. Lewis Sensei began his Aikido training in 1971 and has been training since that time. Highland Aikido is affiliated with the International Aikido Association. We train at:
Sierra Montana Recreation Center
14861 W. Spring Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
Please call or email for directions (623) 734-0067 or
Martial Arts of Tucson is dedicated to helping you fulfill your training, self defense and fitness goals. Our top notch instructors offer classes in 5 distinct martial disciplines and have a combined experience of more than 80 years. That experience, knowledge, and dedication in helping students reach their potential, is what separates us from our competitors and it's why we feel our level of instruction is unmatched in the Tucson area. Find out for yourself what sets us apart from the rest.
San Tan Aikido (Kokikai)
The Renshinkan, formerly known as the Jiyushinkan, is a Jiyushinkai dojo in Tempe, Arizona. We study various traditional Japanese Budo [martial ways] using the modern educational methods left to us by our teachers. We are not a commercial dojo in the normal sense, but rather a tightly-knit family. If you have a serious interest in sincere spirit forging, please feel free to contact us for training opportunities.
415 S. McClintock Dr. #7
Tempe, AZ 85281-2250
Our San Tan Aikido dojo is dedicated to developing a strong community of dojo members who sincerely care about bringing out the best in themselves, their training partners, and the dojo community. Our training style recognizes that everybody has unique gifts and learning styles. Thus our instruction invites students to experience Aikido at their pace through whichever learning style(s) best facilitates their learning. We believe that the best way to learn is experience, and that the best way to progress is to teach. So, all our students help each other. As lifelong learners in pursuit of excellence, we are all forever the eager student and the facilitative teacher dedicated to furthering the art of Aikido.
Shobu Ryu Aiki Tori Te
Sierra Vista Martial Arts Center
While not strictly an Aikido dojo, Shobu Ryu comes out of our tradition. Soke Bugh studied with Jon Takagi Sensei, who began the Phoenix dojo in 1968. The dojo is always open to indviduals from different styles of the martial arts and welcomes anyone who is interested in learning and sharing their knowledge.
Soke Robert R. BughMap.
San Fernando Valley Aikido Club is training at the Sierra Vista Martial Arts Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
We offer Aikido classes for adults & children, and Iaido classes. The dojo is affiliated with Birankai International North America, and is under the guidance of T. K. Chiba Shihan, 8th dan, Chief Instructor of San Diego Aikikai, Chairman of the Teaching Committee of the USAF Western Region and founder of Birankai International.
The Aikido Academy of Self-Defense
The Aikido Academy of Self-Defense offers a complete martial art and self-defense program for the entire family. (Tucson) Steven A. Weber Sensei
White Tanks Aikido
White Tanks Aikido is an independent dojo descended from the Seidokan organization.
Russ Fleegle Sensei
Yuma Ki-Aikido will be a non-profit organization affiliated with Ki Society USA and Ki Society International dedicated to teaching the greatest number of people Ki Development and Ki-Aikido regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual preference, gender or age. While Yuma Ki-Aikido remains as a future organization we have actually begun formal practice...
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